Blue Jackets Activate James Wisniewski Off of Injured Reserve

PLACE FORWARD BRANDON DUBINSKY ON IR RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 22

Thursday, 03.28.2013 / 3:17 PM / News
By Bob McElligott  - Blue Jackets Broadcaster
The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that defenseman James Wisniewski has been activated off of Injured Reserve. Wisniewski missed 14 games while he recovered from a broken foot suffered on Feb. 24 during a road game vs. Chicago. Columbus has also placed forward Brandon Dubinsky on IR retroactive to March 22. Dubinsky has missed the last three games with a lower body injury.

Wisniewski has recorded three goals and six assists for nine points with two penalty minutes in 15 appearances this season. The 6-0, 208-pound blueliner led the Blue Jackets with three power play goals and ranked fifth on the club in points at the time of his injury. Originally acquired by Columbus in a trade with Montréal on June 29, 2011, Wisniewski has tallied 36-148-184 in 392 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Ducks, Islanders, Canadiens and Blue Jackets. The 29-year-old native of Canton, Michigan appeared in 48 games and tallied 6-21-27 while leading the Blue Jackets in Time On Ice (24:47/game) in 2011-12, his first season in Columbus.

Dubinsky, 26, has recorded 1-8-9 in 19 appearances with Columbus this season. The 6-1, 210-pound native of Anchorage, Alaska also missed 11 games between Feb. 18 and Mar. 10 with a knee injury. Acquired by the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Rangers last summer, Dubinsky has appeared in 412 career NHL games with New York and Columbus, tallying 82-140-222.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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